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IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:52 am

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It's a good week for Transformers comics, and also the right time for a new batch of comics solicitations from IDW Publishing! Take a look below at what retailers and digital distributors will have in stock in November, from the new Drift mini-series, to RID dropping its subtitle to what the heck is that on MTMTE - anything that catches your eye?

UPDATE: The solicits are now correct and complete, with the right authors on the right covers.

Transformers: Days of Deception #35
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the world's deadliest game-three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into-the ONYX INTERFACE!


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Transformers: Days of Deception #35 - Subscription Variant
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith (CA) Casey W. Coller
Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the world's deadliest game-three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into-the ONYX INTERFACE!


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Transformers: Drift Empire of Stone #1 (of 4)
(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace... and now he's alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy-until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!


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Transformers: Drift Empire of Stone #1 (of 4) Subscription Variant
(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace... and now he's alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy-until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #35 Days of Deception
(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne
Days of Deception begins with... PEACE AND HAPPINESS! To be honest, there's not much we can say about this issue without giving away the life-changing events of last issue. What we can say is this: everything's fine. There's no conflict, no sadness, no angst. Why is this a problem?


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #35 Subscription Variant
(W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA) Nick Roche
Days of Deception begins with... PEACE AND HAPPINESS! To be honest, there's not much we can say about this issue without giving away the life-changing events of last issue. What we can say is this: everything's fine. There's no conflict, no sadness, no angst. Why is this a problem?


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Transformers: Primacy #4 (of 4)
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
END OF THE ROAD! The final secrets of war for CYBERTRON are revealed! Everything has been leading to this-war has engulfed OPTIMUS PRIME'S world, and MEGATRON stands on the verge of triumph! But can any survive the battle of the titans?!


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Transformers: Primacy #4 (of 4) Subscription Variant
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Sarah Stone
END OF THE ROAD! The final secrets of war for CYBERTRON are revealed! Everything has been leading to this-war has engulfed OPTIMUS PRIME'S world, and MEGATRON stands on the verge of triumph! But can any survive the battle of the titans?!


Transformers: Robots in Disguise TP Vol 06
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith, Casey W. Coller (CA) Casey W. Coller
The AUTOBOTS return to Earth-with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back-and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? Plus, GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here!


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Angry Birds Transformers #1 (of 4)

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Livio Ramondelli
You got TRANSFORMERS in my Angry Birds! No, you got Angry Birds in my TRANSFORMERS! ERGH, OOF, MPPHH!!! Hey! Waitaminit! This is actually pretty great! That's right, comic lovers, two of your favorite IDW comics have morphed into one amazing new comic! When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet... the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!


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Angry Birds Transformers #1 (of 4) Subscription Variant

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Livio Ramondelli
You got TRANSFORMERS in my Angry Birds! No, you got Angry Birds in my TRANSFORMERS! ERGH, OOF, MPPHH!!! Hey! Waitaminit! This is actually pretty great! That's right, comic lovers, two of your favorite IDW comics have morphed into one amazing new comic! When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet... the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!


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And, as spotted by some, the cover for Previews is also Transformer-tastic (in Sarah Stone's style)!

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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby leokearon » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:45 am

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Why do the MTMTE covers have Barber and Griffth as the creative team?

I'm betting RID has dropped the RID part of the name to avoid confusion with a possible comic based on the new show.
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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:51 am

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As I noted in the post, there are some glitches with these solicits, that are being worked out. :D
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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:57 am

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Interesting, that's a lot of Rewinds/Ejects on the MtMtE cover. So Drift is out in November then? In two minds whether to jump on it or not.
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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby leokearon » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:12 am

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The guy on the Nick Roche Variant seems to be Three of Twelve or one of his comrades. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Three-of-Twelve
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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:31 am

leokearon wrote:The guy on the Nick Roche Variant seems to be Three of Twelve or one of his comrades. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Three-of-Twelve

Drat, I was all ready to make an awful "Clockwhirlk" pun, and it's someone else entirely.
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Previews Catalogue Featuring Transformers Front Cover by Sarah Stone

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:36 pm

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We mentioned it briefly in the November solicits news post, but as artist Sarah Stone has posted the clean artwork for it, here's a better look at the cover for the September issue of Previews, the Diamond Distribution catalogue for comics retailers, featuring a round-up of what's what in the Transformers IDWverse right now: Drift, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Windblade ..and Grimlock?

September's PREVIEWS Features A Bevy of IDW Publishing Transformers Titles, Including Drift: Empire of Stone

The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on August 27th. August's PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2014.


Well!! Some of you may or may not have seen some Transformers on the front cover of the recently revealed September PREVIEWS! I was so humbled and excited to be asked to work on it, I hope you enjoy how it turned out! I was really stoked to finally get to draw Megatron and Drift…


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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:29 pm

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So is grimlock set to return or is it just showing off his primacy appearance.
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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:00 pm

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Can I just have everything Transformer-y done by Sarah Stone? I can just look at her art all day long. :x
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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:03 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Can I just have everything Transformer-y done by Sarah Stone? I can just look at her art all day long. :x



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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:21 pm

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Re: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:06 pm

Sarah's art is phenomenal.
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Truth, Trouble, and Turnaround for New Transformers Titles - Sneak Peeks at Drift, Angry Birds, More

Postby Dr Va'al » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:25 am

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A while back we posted both the IDW Publishing Transformers comics solicitations and the news about the September cover of Previews taken over by robotic Sarah Stone art - but in further news, the magazine also included a short run through all the Transformers stuff to be expected from November 2014 onwards, including the Angry Birds crossover (with some preview artwork, too). Check it out in full here, and find out more below!

So you like Transformers, you say? You’d vacation to Cybertron if you could afford the space shuttle? Well, then the news we have to report to you this month should be quite tasty.

The truth is that IDW Publishing raises the bar for the walking talking robots with “The Days of Deception” story arc which begins in Transformers #35 (SEP140389), written by John Barber and illustrated by Andrew Griffith (who also renders the issue’s cover).

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But it’s not like us to leave things on a sour note. Otherwise, why get out of bed. We all need some sunshine, and with Transformers: Drift — Empire of Stone #1 (SEP140392) by writer Shane McCarthy and art by Guido Guidi, there is cause for celebration because it’s the return of Drift! All is not lost, despite how the last time we saw Drift had left the Autobots in disgrace. A dark chapter, yes. A downer? Yes. The end of Drift, no! It turns out that the cosmic dungeon master that pulls everyone’s strings isn’t through with Drift. He now has a mission to clean up the darkest corners of the galaxy. Does this mean he’s been assigned to sweeping parking lots and vacant malls? Well, those are details that you’ll have wait for with the roll-out of this four-issue mini-series. One thing we can tell you is that Ratchet is back, and he’s trying to bring Drift home. For what reasons we don’t know, but Ratchet doesn’t seem to be willing to accept “no” for an answer.

Lastly, let us turn your attention to Angry Birds/Transformers #1 (SEP140395) by writer John Barber and artists Marcelo Ferreira and Livio Ramondelli.

This book is proof as to why you shouldn’t take life so seriously, because when you do you close yourself off to insane hijinx that you’ll find in this four-issue mini-series that smashes the Angry Birds and Transformers together to give you a new kind of tasty treat. If you willing to go insane in the membrane, then you’ll let it all hang out and follow along as the Transformers travel to Piggie Island to retrieve the powerful Allspark, which has turned the world of Angry Birds robotic! And with this overhaul of reality we get, of course, the Autobirds and Deceptihogs! How’s that for thinking out of the box? And would you want a crossover any other way?


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